Amsterdam’s Asics Flagship Store

Amsterdam’s Asics Flagship Store

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in General Travel, Netherlands, Running | One Comment

With all the references to running on this blog, you might be surprised to know that I don’t love running very much. Robin’s the runner. I’m the cyclist. Or at least I used to be… For me, running is the best way to get a good cardio workout in a short amount of time. Once […]

Amsterdam Hash

Amsterdam Hash

Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in General Travel, Netherlands, Running | 2 Comments

No, it’s not what you think. Although the people who formed the very first Hash House Harriers (HHH or H3) chapter in Kuala Lumpur in 1938 may have been smoking a little somethin’ somethin’… Often billed as a drinking club with a running problem, H3 members participate in runs that are based on the traditional […]

We Left Our Hearts in…Amsterdam?

We Left Our Hearts in…Amsterdam?

Posted by on Sep 14, 2011 in General Travel, Netherlands, Running | No Comments

We really, really love Amsterdam. Like, we want to move there. Now. We’ve had a thing for Holland for a while, I suppose. Even though we rooted for Spain in last year’s World Cup final, we got to watch the Netherlands play Slovakia in a Round of 16 game in Durban. We decided to join […]

Island Hopping

Island Hopping

Posted by on Sep 9, 2011 in General Travel, Madagascar, Running | 2 Comments

Just off the east coast of Madagascar is a small, skinny island and supposed former pirate haven known as Ile Sainte Marie. This little island completely redeemed the entire country of Madagascar for me. It was a beautiful and tranquil place, with white sands, clear water, and humpback whales breaching offshore. In many ways, it […]

Chicken Coops and Elephant-Proof Doors

Chicken Coops and Elephant-Proof Doors

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in General Travel, Running, Tanzania, Zanzibar | No Comments

With the Serengeti and Mt. Kilimanjaro behind us, it was time to head to the tiny island of Zanzibar. While I kept working as the co-leader of an adventure philanthropy expedition, Robin was able to spend time swimming and running on the beach in Bwejuu, a sleepy little town on the eastern coast of the […]

Surprising Croatia

Surprising Croatia

Posted by on Jul 12, 2011 in Croatia, General Travel, Running | 4 Comments

If you’ve been considering a trip to Croatia, do it. Go now. The word is definitely out, and for good reason. This country has everything it needs to be a huge tourist draw: gorgeous beaches with turquoise water, amazing Roman ruins, fields of olive trees and lavender bushes, fresh seafood, a high coolness quotient, beautiful […]

Running on the Road

Running on the Road

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in General Travel, Luxembourg, Running, Switzerland | 8 Comments

The Frugal Traveler for the New York Times recently described how difficult it was for him to go for runs while he was traveling abroad, to which I can completely relate.  The routes are unfamiliar; the roads often lack sidewalks or shoulders; the weather is unpredictable; schedules are all over the place. At home, I run […]

Wake Me Up in San Francisco

Wake Me Up in San Francisco

Posted by on May 23, 2011 in General Travel, Running, United States | 3 Comments

Obviously, we love to travel. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t also love being at home. And a week and a half back in the Bay Area after our journey through Argentina and Chile was just what the doctor ordered. As soon as we were back in the States, I felt comforted in that […]

Big Stone Heads

Big Stone Heads

Posted by on May 2, 2011 in Chile, Easter Island, General Travel, Running | 6 Comments

Easter Island (also known as Rapa Nui) is a place so remote and so small, I never thought I would see it in person. Happily, I stand corrected. A mere 5-hour flight from Santiago, and a whopping 64 square miles in size, Rapa Nui is obviously best known for the big heads, called moai, that […]